How to create a rule to silence your Google Pixel phone based on Wi-Fi or location

Do you find yourself forgetting to silence your Pixel phone when you arrive at work or other important locations? Jack Wallen shows you how easy this is with Android 10 or 11.

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Android has a lot of tricks up its sleeve. Some trickle out such that everyone knows about them as soon as they hit, while others go under the radar. There are even some features that roll out to the platform which are device specific. This happens to be an issue that irks certain users, especially when a particular feature is really handy and it’s not available for their device.

Such is the case with some of the features that Google adds to the Android platform on Pixel devices. It happens more than you might think. Fortunately, some of those features eventually find their way to stock Android. One such feature that has yet to find

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PS5 Size, Weight Revealed: Here’s How It Compares to Xbox Series X

PS5 is huge — alongside the international pricing and launch date reveal, Sony has finally given us the dimensions of the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. The PlayStation 5 is 390mm (15.35 inches) tall, 260mm (10.23 inches) deep, and 104mm (4.09 inches) wide, which arguably makes it the biggest video gaming console ever. Its cousin, PS5 Digital Edition, is the same in most regards except that it’s 12mm (0.47 inches) less wide because it doesn’t have that disc drive bulge. And oh, this doesn’t even include the base, if you place the PlayStation 5 vertically, or those shark fins that protrude outwards.

If you were worried about the Xbox Series X not fitting in entertainment centres, well, the PS5 is even bulkier. The Series X comes in at 301mm (11.85 inches) tall, and 151mm (5.94 inches) in both width and depth. Of course, the Series X is wider than the

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Soundcore Life U2 Neckband Earphones With Up to 24 Hours Battery Life Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 2,899

Soundcore Life U2 wireless earphones have launched in India as the latest offering from the accessories company. These earphones have a neckband design for better fit around the shoulder making it ideal for running and home workouts. The Soundcore Life U2 comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and claims to offer up to 24 hours of play time. The earphones come with 10mm drivers and offer punching bass with its new BassUp mode. The Soundcore Life U2 are also IPX7 certified for water resistance.

Soundcore Life U2 price in India, sale

The Soundcore Life U2 neckband earphones are priced in India at Rs. 2,899. The earphones are already on sale on Flipkart and are listed in a single Black colour option. Offers include 5 percent unlimited cashback on Flipkart Axis Bank credit card, 5 percent off on Axis Bank Buzz credit card, and no-cost EMI options starting from

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Enter for your chance to win a Google Pixel 4A*

We’re giving away an unlocked Google Pixel 4A smartphone to one grand prize winner. *Open to US, Puerto Rico, and Canada (excluding Quebec).

We’re giving away an unlocked Google Pixel 4A to one grand prize winner!

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Google announced last month its latest addition to the Pixel family, the Pixel 4A, and this smartphone could be yours with our latest sweepstakes. TechRepublic is granting one grand prize winner an unlocked Google Pixel 4A, priced at US$350.

The Pixel 4A features a 5.8-inch OLED display, a 3,140 mAh battery, Android 10 OS, and 128 GB storage. Google’s Pixel 4A is also equipped with a 12MP rear camera lens that captures 4K video and an 8MP front camera lens. Check out CNET Senior Editor Lynn La’s Google Pixel 4A review to find out why she likes this budget smartphone (CNET is a sister site of TechRepublic).

To enter this sweepstakes,

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How to enable notification history for Android 11

If you’d like to be able to view your notification history on Android, you’re in luck. Android 11 allows you to view dismissed notifications from the past 24 hours. Jack Wallen shows you how.

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How many times have you deleted a notification, only to wish you still had that information handy? Personally, it’s happened to me on enough occasions that when I discovered it was possible to enable notification history in Android 11, I immediately switched the feature on.

With notification history enabled, even if you do miss a notification, you won’t really miss it. Why? Because you can always check the history of your phone’s notifications and view everything you’ve dismissed.

You might not think such a feature important–until you need it. When that eventuality arrives, you’ll be glad the Android developers not only made it possible, but also made it simple.

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